We spend hours, weeks and months tirelessly crafting the perfect project, so it's vital that after all of our hard work we care for it properly so it can be enjoyed for years to come. Below you'll find some top tips for caring for a variety of different yarns and projects.
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Stuart Hillard: The Hoppy Yarn Kit
Stuart Hillard chats Easter knitting and tells you why you need the Hoppy yarn kit that comes with issue 99 of Let's Get Crafting!
I was very excited when I saw this issue’s beautiful yarn pack, Hoppy – it’s such a cute selection of gorgeous, bright pastels. Despite the chilly weather, these cuddly yarns made me feel springlike and cheery. The fabulous Fluffy Yellow is the perfect Easter chick colour and you could make one easily by creating two pom-poms. Simply join them together with a few stitches, embroider eyes using Deep Navy, and add a Pretty Peach beak. You can then finish it off with a little pink bow around its neck – the ribbon is even included in your free kit! They’re the perfect decoration for Easter and are definitely simple enough to get the children involved with. If you enjoy colourwork then you could use the lovely pastel shades – Soft Pink, Sweet Lilac, Pretty Peach and Sky Blue – to knit some quick and easy eggs. There are lots of free patterns at letsknit.co.uk and most of them use a short row technique. Here’s how to master a short row in knitting: for the first couple of rows you k all stitches, for the next couple you k down to the last four stitches and back to the last four stitches, rows five and six is where you’ll miss the first and last eight stitches, and rows seven and eight you’ll miss the first and last 12. This way the top and bottom of your knitting will be narrow and the centre will bulge – it’s a great method for eggs, Christmas baubles or even a floor cushion or pouffe. Whatever you’re working on this month, take a little time out to enjoy your free Hoppy pack… it’s full of the joys of spring!
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Issue 108 of Let's Get Crafting is here! Featuring a six-ball Artsy yarn kit, tools and all the best knitting and crochet patterns, it's guaranteed to help you get the most out of your creativity. If that wasn't enough, you'll also find a wonderful short story, learn how to use up your yarn scraps, shop the latest skeins for Valentine's Day and perfect your amigurumi skills with our industry experts.
We’ve passed December and the daylight hours are finally starting to get longer, but the bitter cold has yet to take the message and go away. No problem – we’ve rounded up a number of ingenious (and absurd) crochet makes to keep your extremities nice and toasty. Even if they’re not to your taste, the comedy value will be well worth the effort.
In the world we live in today, it’s more important than ever to use our skills in a truly positive way by helping those in need. So many charities are calling out for knitted and crocheted items to be donated and quite often they’re incredibly easy patterns that anyone can create with a little practice. Why don’t you make it your aim to spend a couple of hours every week for one of the charities below?
Welcome to our first Crochet Zodiac, which this month is devoted to Capricorn! Those born under this sign are known for being practical, patient and disciplined – all very useful traits when embarking on a new project. You ensure you've got all the right yarns and tools first, plus you'll read the pattern at least twice before starting, rather than risk any mistakes. What's more, you're always working hard to improve your skills so you can move on to more advanced techniques, and won't give up on a project once it's started. However, you Capricorns can sometimes be your own harshest critics, feeling that you're not doing as much or as well as you should. You can also be quite shy, but crafters are a friendly bunch – why not seek out a local crochet group or join an online community such as Ravelry? Not only will you be able to ask for advice if you get stuck – and share your own tips in return – you'll get to make new friends who share your passion! In the meantime, why not treat yourself to something special from our list below...